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Definition of Foundation

Foundation

  1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
  2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
  3. The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
  4. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
  5. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.

Foundation Quotations

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
George W. Bush

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
James E. Faust

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
David Allan Coe

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Zig Ziglar
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Foundation Translations

foundation in Afrikaans is agtergrond
foundation in Danish is grund
foundation in Dutch is stichting
foundation in Finnish is pohja
foundation in French is fondation
foundation in Italian is base, fondazione
foundation in Latin is substructio, fundatio-onis, crepido
foundation in Norwegian is grunnmur, legat, grunnleggelse, fundament